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May 14, 2017

The final episode in feMENA's four-part series on Jordan looks at the issue of child marriage and features the story of Ahlam, a woman who married when she was 16. I also speak to Maha Homsi, chief child protection officer at UNICEF Jordan, to hear about why such marriages happen and how common it is. Plus some...


Apr 28, 2017

The third episode in feMENA's four-part series on Jordan looks at what it's like for women at work in Jordan and features the story of Hanan Khader, a female entrepreneur who founded children's coding program Hello World Kids. I also speak to Taghrid Nafeisi, the head of a local brokerage firm and president of the...


Apr 15, 2017

The second episode in feMENA's four-part series on Jordan features the story of Maryam, a woman suffering abuse at the hands of her husband, and longtime women's rights campaigner and founder/president of the Family Guidance and Awareness Center Nadia Bushnaq, who explains why domestic violence is common in Jordan...


Apr 1, 2017

The first episode in feMENA's four-part series on Jordan features Samiha, a Bedouin grandmother, talking about life in Jordan and getting into work for the first time at an older age. Plus UN Women's Bothaina Qamar on why Bedouin women live on the fringes of society, a clip from Mona Haydar's badass Hijabi song, and a...


Dec 24, 2016

The last episode in feMENA's five-part series on Lebanon features Aicha Hassan, a Syrian refugee in Tripoli, talking about how different her life would be if her Lebanese mother could pass her nationality on to her children. Plus Jadaliyya's Maya Mikdashi explains why such blatantly discriminatory legislation exists...